[noh-buh l-woo m-uh n]

noun, plural no·ble·wom·en.

a woman of noble birth or rank.

Origin of noblewoman

First recorded in 1565–75; noble + -woman Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for noblewoman

Historical Examples of noblewoman

  • See a letter of Calvin to this noblewoman (Dec. 8, 1557), Lettres franç.

  • Well, my chick, suppose I were to make thee a noblewoman to-day?


    Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger

  • He fell on his knees before the noblewoman and plead with her for mercy.

  • If a noblewoman's husband dies she need not expect to be a widow very long, for a man is required to manage her fief.

    Life on a Mediaeval Barony

    William Stearns Davis

  • The noblewoman possessed an ideal: to sacrifice herself for her fellow beings; to serve them even at the cost of her own life.

    The Enemies of Women

    Vicente Blasco Ibez

British Dictionary definitions for noblewoman


noun plural -women

a woman of noble rank, title, or status; peer; aristocrat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012